Bivalvia | Nuculanida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 21 m (Ref. 83435). Polar; 83°N - 41°N, 81°W - 13°W
Arctic and Northern Atlantic: Canada to USA, and Iceland.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.0 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); max. reported age: 4 years (Ref. 8702)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam.
Turgeon, D.D., J.F. Quinn Jr., A.E. Bogan, E.V. Coan, F.G. Hochberg, W.G. Lyons, P.M. Mikkelsen, R.J. Neves, C.F.E. Roper, G. Rosenberg, B. Roth, A. Scheltema, F.G. Thompson, M. Vecchione and J.D. Willams. 1998. (Ref. 1667)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 5.3 - 21, mean 8.8 (based on 163 cells).